Saturday News Briefing

Written by on January 27, 2018

Muckdogs New General Manager is optimistic about Batavia Baseball.
Dave Chase is the new general manager of the Batavia Muckdogs.
Chase has a career in baseball that spans over four decades including stints with six minor league baseball teams, work in a baseball broadcast booth and a term as commissioner of the Prospect League.
Chase said the fact that an experienced manager like himself was hired to run the local ball team shows the NYPL’s commitment to Batavia.
He steps in to run a team that has had an uncertain future for more than a decade, however Chase said his primary focus is to take care of the Miami Marlins players and make sure they have a quality experience in Batavia and to re-establish the team in the mind of the fans.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

Corfu crash leads to drunk driving charge for a village resident.
51 year old Richard Wahl Jr. of West Main Street in Corfu was allegedly involved in a motor vehicle accident not far from his address on West Main.
Corfu police allegedly found Wahl to be intoxicated and he was arrested for Aggravated DWI along with vehicle and traffic violations.
He is expected in Corfu Village Court on February 5th.

Rochester resident stopped in Corfu on staggering amount of suspensions.
64 year old Louis Warren was stopped for speeding on Alleghany Road in Corfu.
A license check revealed that Warren had a whopping 27 suspensions.
Warren was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and given an appearance ticket for Corfu Village Court.

Cuomo joins other governors to challenge the Trump Tax Bill
Calling the Trump Tax Bill “misleading labeling” by saying it benefits the middle class, Governor Andrew Cuomo today joined the Governors of New Jersey and Connecticut to challenge the legality of the new law.
The governor’s say they will argue the bill is a violation of states’ rights because 12 states, which all happen to be Democratic, are bearing the brunt of the new ten-thousand-dollar limit on state and local tax deductibility.

County law enforcement cracking down on drunk driving over Super Bowl weekend.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia and Village of LeRoy Police will participate in the special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown runs from February 2nd through February 5th.

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